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  1. Promoting youth well-being through health and education: insights and opportunities

    Putting well-being at the heart of planning, policy making, and resource allocation is emerging as critical to the development of thriving communities and nations. The authors examined the academic and grey literature to identify theoretical frameworks that integrate health and education. The authors identified and described policies and programs supporting well-being around the world, and interviewed experts from each location to gain a deeper understanding of them. …

  2. L’introduction des life skills en Mauritanie : document de base à l’intention des concepteurs des programmes scolaires de l’éducation nationale

    L’objectif de ce document est de répondre à la question sur la pertinence de l’introduction des compétences de vie courante dans les curricula en Mauritanie. Dans l’introduction, les auteurs présentent certains éléments préliminaires relatifs aux compétences de vie courante (CVC) indispensables aux concepteurs. …

  3. Addictive substances: textbook approaches from 16 countries

    Schools have been identified as one of the appropriate settings for addiction prevention since this is the place where pupils may come into contact with drugs for the first time and experiment with them, with the possibility of becoming addicted. To be effective, school-based drug education must be firmly based on knowledge of oneself and knowledge of the effects of various addictive substances. Biology education is then an essential part of schoolbased drug education. …

  4. Health-promoting schools initiative in Oman. A WHO case study in intersectoral action

    Schools are an important social setting that can be used to improve community health in general and the health of schoolchildren in particular. The Health-Promoting Schools Initiative is one of the measures implemented through joint planning between different sectors to enhance the quality of life of the Omani population. This document outlines the initiative in Oman from 2004 to 2008. It describes the health status of school-age children and the initiative in terms of mechanisms, tools that were used in improving intersectoral action, monitoring and evaluation, and lessons learnt.

  5. Learning for life: a guide to family health and life skills education for teachers and students (Arabic version)

    UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States - Beirut and the Division for the Promotion of Quality Education (ED/PEQ) at UNESCO Headquarters had selected the Educational Guide entitled “Learning for Life: A Guide to Family Health and Life Skills Education for Teachers and Students”, for translation and adaptation into Arabic, as an example for promoting education and training programmes in the field of public and school health in the Arab region. …

  6. Bahrain national school health programme

    The purpose of this Report is to define the policy direction, objectives and standards that will guide the development of a comprehensive National School Health Program for the Kingdom of Bahrain and provide the framework for collaborative, integrated development of services between government, communities, health professionals, private sector agencies, individuals and groups (eg.students, teachers, parents and families, support groups).

  7. Health education: theoretical concepts, effective strategies and core competencies: a foundation document to guide capacity development of health educators

    The WHO Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean conducted a situation analysis to assess the health education capacity, programmes and activities in Member States of the Region. The findings of the assessment showed a number of persisting challenges. These include access to and knowledge of up-to-date tools that can help educators engage in effective health education practice, and confusion about how health education can meaningfully contribute to the goals of health promotion. …

  8. Preservice implementation guide. A process for strengthening preservice education

    This guide was adapted from the WHO document Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI): Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Pre-Service Training (working draft, 2001). The process for strengthening preservice education that this guide describes is aligned with that of WHO, but also presents a broader approach than WHO's focus on IMCI. …

  9. Children for health. Children as partners in health promotion

    This document was published by the Child-to-Child Trust in 2005. This book advocates and aims to strengthen the provision of good quality health education for all children. This document consists of 3 parts : Part 1 : "Children as partners"; part 2 "Children's action"; part 3: "Facts for life: Prime messages and supporting information". The book is illustrated with examples of inspiring work being done across the world by educators and health workers dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families. The book is designed for teacher and health workers. …

  10. United Nations Initiative on Focusing Resources on effective School Health (FRESH) in the Arab States. Phase Two Report 2004- 2005

    This document is a report published in 2006 by the Regional Office for Education in the Arab States, Beirut, and the American University of Beirut. This report presents results of phase two of the regional project on School Health Education "Follow up on FRESH Initiative that was implemented by UNESCO regional office in Beirut in collaboration with the Health Education Resource Unit at the Faculty of Health Sciences, American university of Beirut. The overall goals of the project are to: assess school health education and HIV & AIDS preventive activities in schools and needs in this area. …

  11. Regional training workshop on situation analysis for comprehensive school health education programmes in the Arab States, American University of Beirut, 27-30 June 2006: final workshop report

    This document is a final workshop report of the Regional Training Workshop on situation analysis for comprehensive school health education programmes in the Arab states that took place at the American University of Beirut in June 2006. This workshop was jointly organized by UNESCO Office in Beirut and the American university of Beirut. It was part of the project "Follow up on FRESH Initiative" which is a joint cooperation between UNESCO and the Health Education Resource Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, American university of Beirut. …

  12. Questions of intimacy: rethinking population education

    The book examines key areas in population field in relation to education. Sexuality, reproductive rights and health, violence, fertility, ageing, gender relations and AIDS education are some of the themes explored in the book.

  13. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Teacher's guide

    A prototype action-oriented school health education project has produced a prototype curriculum with a teacher's guide, a teacher's resource book, and a set of national guidelines for the implementation of school health. This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. …

  14. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Unit 18-22

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume contains general information on some diseases and covers: Unit 18: diarrhoea; Unit 19: skin infection and infected wounds; Unit 20: worms and parasites; Unit 21: common respiratory infections; and Unit 22: other infections and illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.

  15. Prototype action-oriented school health curriculum for primary schools: teacher's resource book. Units 1-5

    This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This resource book contains Units 1-5: Unit 1. responsibility and health; Unit 2. human body; Unit 3. hygiene; Unit 4. oral health; and Unit 5. care of eyes, ears, nose, skin, hair and feet.

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